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    knee replacement and bjj

    hey
    i had total knee replacement about a year and a half ago
    i am a okinawan karate guy, and would like to learn some basic bjj to round out my game...my ortho is kinda vague on limitations
    i've got access to a reputable school, and they say they can train around my situation, but still i worry about an accidental twist
    any input from bjj practioners would be appreciated

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    I'm no doctor, but if your knee's holding up well in general, I think that if you stay sharp and think ahead, you should be able to participate in BJJ training.

    Specifically, things like this:
    -Inform your teacher and training partners of your injury and concerns
    -Make note of the styles of your fellow students and refuse to roll with anyone who you don't trust
    -Tap early, tap often, and tap forcefully - it's not a tournament

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    You won't be doing any knee attacks for a while (at least blue), so don't worry about people wrenching on it.

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    wow, didn't know that raz....so just the rolling should be ok, huh

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    I'd think if you can do karate, you should be able to roll. Can the knee bear your weight or the weight of someone on top of you? I have an injured knee right now and I rolled (albeight lightly) this morning.

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    thanx for input from theruss and razamataz, makes me think i can do it!!

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    never really tested the weught on top of me, but as for my own weight, hell yeah, and my surgeon says that i have achieved quote, outstanding extension and flexion

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    Then I think it should be fine.

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